Baggywrinkles is an educational, autobiographical comic series designed to bring maritime history and culture to life, and it’s now available in full-color in book form!
These stories are based on the time I’ve spent working aboard square-rigged sailing vessels up and down the West Coast. It’s a real thing you can still do! The experiences depicted in these comics largely occurred on the tall ship Lady Washington during my time aboard as a volunteer deckhand.
If you’d like to learn the ropes of tall ship sailing from the ground up (seriously, I had ZERO experience when I started), check out the Lady Washington’s Two Weeks Before the Mast program. To learn more about sail training across the US, visit the Tall Ships America homepage.
To get a feel for the book, browse through these preview pages: